Berrien Springs Courthouse

Berrien Springs Courthouse (HM1848)

Location: Oronoko Charter Township, MI 49103 Berrien County
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N 41° 56.902', W 86° 20.457'

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This building, a fine example of the Greek Revival style, was designed by Gilbert B. Avery in 1838. James Lewis, the contractor, agreed to complete the building by April, 1839. Built almost entirely of whitewood, the courthouse has hand-hewn timbers almost one foot square and forty feet long. In 1894 the county seat was transferred to St. Joseph, and the courthouse soon passed into private hands. For a number of years it was used as an armory for the Berrien Springs Light Guard and as a center for community gatherings. In 1922 the building was purchased by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in 1967 Berrien County repurchased the courthouse to ensure its preservation.
HM NumberHM1848
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberHB50
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 554625 N 4644253
Decimal Degrees41.94836667, -86.34095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.902', W 86° 20.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 54.12" N, 86° 20' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 W Union St, Oronoko Charter Township MI 49103, US
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